Skype helps teachers expand scope of classroom lessons

11/28/2012 | Time.com

Skype in the Classroom has grown since its 2011 launch to include 43,000 teachers and 2,400 suggested lesson plans that include the use of the free, Internet video-chatting program. Teachers interviewed say they recently used Skype to communicate with students stuck at home during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and to conduct virtual chats worldwide. "You're able to give an experience to a student that you could never possibly provide otherwise," said Allison Holland, an eLearning coach in Indiana's Plymouth Community Schools, where students have chatted on Skype with Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and basketball star Shaquille O'Neal.

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